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2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:54 pm

The Federal 2012 Small Community Air Service Development grants are out today.

The program established by Congress is meant to help communities enhance air transportation access by providing temporary financial support.

This year the DOT received 61 grant applications in 32 states seeking over $27mil in funding. Of these applications, the DOT has decided to award 33 grants in 25 states for total of $13.9mil.


Winning proposals were:

Establish revenue guarantees, marking support to attract new service, or restore lost service or capacity:
o Bentonville/Northwest Arkansas
o Arcata-Eureka, California
o Santa Maria, California
o Telluride, Colorado
o Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida
o Punta Gorda, Florida
o St. Augustine, Florida
o Twin Falls, Idaho
o Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
o Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
o Springfield, Illinois
o Topeka, Kansas
o Rochester, Minnesota
o Kalispell, Montana
o Asheville, North Carolina
o Los Alamos, New Mexico
o Youngstown, Ohio
o Medford, Oregon
o Redmond, Oregon
o Williamsport, Pennsylvania
o Consortium of Block Island, Rhode Island and Culebra, Puerto Rico
o St. George, Utah
o Ogden, Utah
o Corpus Christi, Texas
o Newport News, Virginia
o Burlington, Vermont
o Walla Walla, Washington
o Casper, Wyoming

Develop comprehensive economic program to foster improved commerce and air link to US mainland
o St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Support existing EAS services
o Sioux City, Iowa
o Tupelo, Mississippi
o Butte, Montana
o Pendleton, Oregon


Order 2012-8-14


For details about each communities proposal please see below thread.
2012 DOT Small Community Air Service Grants (by LAXintl May 16 2012 in Civil Aviation)

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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:19 pm

I guess AVL didn't get a grant. Sad.

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
o Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida

Sounds good to me?

So what's going to happen to SRQ?

Looking back at the grants thread:

Quoting LAXintl:
Sarasota, Florida
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is requesting $500,000 in grant funding with additional $315,000 local in-kind support to implement and market new westbound air access. The airport and community have long identified major service deficiency with lack of any air service westward across the Gulf to a national hub. In addition the recent decision by AirTran to exit the Sarasota market entirely further limits options for those travelers headed west. The goal of the grant is to provide revenue guarantees to gain access to and support ongoing service to hubs in Dallas, Denver or Houston.

I can somewhat see F9 attempting something, or maybe-just maybe- VX doing something somewhere. What do you guys think?
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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:31 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
I guess AVL didn't get a grant. Sad.

They did...

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
o Asheville, North Carolina
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
I can somewhat see F9 attempting something, or maybe-just maybe- VX doing something somewhere. What do you guys think?

VX to SRQ would be suicide, good fit for F9 though

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
Consortium of Block Island, Rhode Island and Culebra, Puerto Rico

Was this the full amount? That one was one of the higher dollar figures and involved the smallest aircraft.
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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:33 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
Develop comprehensive economic program to foster improved commerce and air link to US mainland
o St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

No amount of money that they continue to throw at STX will change the fact that the traveling public generally prefers STT for various reasons. It's not even air travel along. Look at the amount of cruise ships STT gets vs. STX. So much so that they extended the Crown Bay dock to move the ships that would set anchor in the harbor and have to shuttle the pax by ferry to the main apron. DL has been giving a go at STX since 2005 but is finally bowing out. Started with Sat only 738 service then it went to Sat only CR7s on EV. Saw a brief period where it was Wed/Sat on S5 then varying service on 9E and EV CR9s. Some DL 88s here and there during peak season now finally back to EV Sat only CR7s.
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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:38 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
So what's going to happen to SRQ?

A link to Houston or Dallas seems natural.

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 2):
Was this the full amount? That one was one of the higher dollar figures and involved the smallest aircraft.

They received the full $900,000 they asked for.
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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:41 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
o Punta Gorda, Florida

I smell more G4 service.

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
o Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
o Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
o Springfield, Illinois

Surprised that all three are getting SCASD grants, as the airports are so close to one another.

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
o Bentonville/Northwest Arkansas

They were looking for a network LCC this time around (G4 already serves XNA). I could see another new city on the F9 route map.

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
o Newport News, Virginia

One word (or is it two?): PEOPLExpress.
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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:51 pm

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 3):
No amount of money that they continue to throw at STX will change the fact that the traveling public generally prefers STT for various reasons

That might be the case, however there are wider economic interest at play to foster improved air links at STX.

Anyhow with money on the table, I would not be surprised if someone like JetBlue try something. In their application they had identified the NYC metro area as their largest traffic market without a direct link.

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 5):
Surprised that all three are getting SCASD grants, as the airports are so close to one another.

Yes indeed.
Champaign/Urbana wanted a DC link on UA, Bloomington a NYC or DC link while Springfield wanted help with leisure markets such as Vegas or Florida.

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 5):
They were looking for a network LCC this time around (G4 already serves XNA). I could see another new city on the F9 route map.
Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 5):
One word (or is it two?): PEOPLExpress.

Maybe, maybe not.

Bid was to reestablish a link to NYC and BOS. Sounds more like a RJs operation for a major to me.
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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:57 pm

Wasnt there a bunch of Michigan Airports that desperately needed this. Notta one got it??? Horrible for the yupers =(
 
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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:59 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
I can somewhat see F9 attempting something, or maybe-just maybe- VX doing something somewhere. What do you guys think?

Maybe, but I don't see a lot in there that gets my Frontier juices flowing. SRQ, perhaps, but I think (or hope) they're focussing all Florida on MCO.

There are a couple I'd maybe like to see - Frontier PHF-BOS perhaps - but I don't think it'll happen. I might have liked BMI-MYR, but doesn't Vision have that already?

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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:38 pm

Very happy to see that YNG was awarded $780,000 from Washington to support daily service to a hub in the region. Silver wrote a letter of support for YNG-IAD service via United Express. That seems like a solid route overall with great connectivity, as well as some O&D traffic to DC.

Hope to see it happen!

Ironically, this morning the Youngstown Vindicator wrote an editorial in support of the YNG SCASD Application:
http://www.vindy.com/news/2012/aug/1...s-july-passenger-count-impressive/

July 2012 was YNG's best month in 20 years carrying 10,869 passengers. A far cry from the hundred or so they used to transport about a decade ago.
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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:05 pm

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 2):
They did...

Oh I missed that one by a Nautical mile

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 5):
I smell more G4 service.

Agreed. G4 loves Punta Gorda
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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:38 am

In summary, I believe that this is the breakdown of events thus far......

Received grants

City/state, airport code. purpose of grant, local amount, fed amount,destination city(ies),carrier


Arcata-Eureka, California AVC New service, $370K, $750K, DEN, UA
Asheville, North Carolina AVL New service, $400K,$300K, DEN, F9
Bentonville/Northwest Arkansas XNA seek lower cost carrier, $975K,$1M, tbd, tbd
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois BMI New service, $200K,$500K, NYC/DCA, tbd
Burlington, Vermont BTV New service/marketing, $180K, $450K, ATL/CLT, DL/US
Butte, Montana BTM Retension, $25K,$150K, SLC, DL
Casper, Wyoming CPR Retain service, $70K, $100K, all current service at CPR , DEN/SLC/LAS, UA/DL/G4
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois CMI New service, $425K,$6004K, IAD, UA
Consortium of Block Island, Rhode Island and Culebra, Puerto Rico PVD/CPX BID-PVD/SJC-CPX, $250K, $595K, BID-PVD/SJC-CPX, Cape Air,
Corpus Christi, Texas CRP Retension/marketing, $0, $340K, DFW/IAH/HOU, UA/AA/WN
Kalispell, Montana FCA New service, $102K,$200K, LAX, G4
Los Alamos, New Mexico LAM New service, $68K, $272K, ABQ, New Mexico Airlines
Medford, Oregon MFR Marketing/advertising, $20K, $150K, tbd, tbd
Newport News, Virginia PHF Replacement, $1.6M, $2M, NYC/BOS, to attracted carrier, tbd
Ogden, Utah OGD New service, $300K,$400K, AZA, G4
Pendleton, Oregon PDT Retension/marketing, $5K, $50K, PDX, K5
Punta Gorda, Florida PGD Marketing/advertising, $60K, $140K, tbd, tbd
Redmond, Oregon RDM Resetablish lost service, $735K, $500K, SoCal, AA/UA/DL
Rochester, Minnesota RST New service, $225K, $500K, DEN, F9
Santa Maria, California SMX New service, $240K, $490K, DEN, UA
Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida SRQ New service westbound/marketing, $315K, $500K, IAH/DFW/DEN, tbd
Sioux City, Iowa SUX Marketing/advertising, $80K, $160K, ORD, AA
Springfield, Illinois SPI New service, $170K, $250K, Florida/MYR/PHX/LAS, G4
St. Augustine, Florida SGJ New service/marketing, $250K, $250K, tbd, G4/Silver Air
St. George, Utah SGU New service, $300K, $550K, DEN, UA
Telluride, Colorado TEX New service westward/marketing, $200K, $500K, West Coast, AS/UA
Topeka, Kansas FOE New service, $1M, $1M, ORD, UA
Tupelo, Mississippi TUP New service/replace, $25K, $75K, ATL, Silver Air
Twin Falls, Idaho TWF Retain service, $85K, $550K, SLC, DL
Walla Walla, Washington ALW Retain service/marketing, $59K, $250K, SEA, AS
Williamsport, Pennsylvania IPT New service, $500K, $550K, IAD, UA
Youngstown, Ohio YNG Reestablish service, $420K, $780K, IAD/ORD/DTW, UA/tbd

did not receive grant.......

City/state, airport code. purpose of grant, local amount, fed amount,destination city(ies),carrier


Abiline, Texas ABI New service, $1.1M,$750K, DEN, UA
Appleton Wisconsin  ATW Study, $425K, $130K, study for developing a high quality ARFF training model
Beaumont, Texas  BPT Retension, $50K, $200K, IAH, UA
Boise and Sun Valley Idaho BOI/SUN New service, $260K,$1M, DFW/IAH/ATL, K5/tbd
Bradford, Pennsylvania  BFD New service, $120.4K,$60.4K, PIT, UAX
Branson, Missouri  BKG advertising, 500K, 500K, n/a
Carlsbad, California  CLD New service, $400K, $500K, various, CP Air
Chicopee, Massachusetts CEF New service, $424K,$2004K, MYR/Florida, NK or G4
Cody, Wyoming COD Retension/marketing, $10K, $100K, DEN/SLC, UA/DL
Del Rio, Texas DRT Retension/addition, $100K, $500K, IAH, UA
French Lick, Indiana FRH Study/new service, $10K, $30K, tbd, tbd
Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi GPT Retension/new serivce, $710K, $950K, MCO.FLL, tbd
Lafayette, Louisiana  LFT New service, $750K, $750K, CLT/DCA/EWR/LAS, tbd
Lakeland, Florida LAL New service, $300K, $500K, intra-Florida, Silver Airways
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania  ABE New service, $300K,$138K, DEN, F9
Mammoth Lakes, California MMH Marketing/advertising, $700K, $7040K, tbd, AS
Mineral County, Nevada HTH? New service, $0,$2504K, LAS/RNO, High Sierra Airlines
Montgomery, Alabama  MGM New service, $80K, $400K, ORD, AA
Montrose, Colorado MTJ New service, $100K, $500K, tbd, tbd
Oxnard, California  OXR Resetablish lost service, $595K, $550K, SFO, AS
Pelican, Alaska PEC Marketing/advertising, $50K, $495K, tbd, tbd
Peoria, Illinois  PIA study, $100K, $350K, tbd, tbd
Rome, New York RME New service, $85K, $500K, MCO/FLL, NK/G4
Roswell, New Mexico  ROW Retain current service/marketing, $256K, $200K, DFW, AA
Sheridan, Wyoming SHR New service, $1M, $250K, DEN, UA
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands STX New service, $100K, $300K, NYC/WAS, B6/NK
Wenatchee, Washington EAT Retension/marketing, $40K, $200K, SEA AS/K5
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania  AVP New service/retain service, $300K, $500K, Florida/LAS/MYR/IAD/BOS, G4/DL/US/Silver Air



And with that, it seems that DEN is the favorite destination, as it was last year, and mentioned in 7 of the awards. IAD/DCA is next with 4, ORD, SLC and LAX/SoCal/West Coast get 3, and then ATL, IAH, DFW, NYC, and PHX/AZA get 2 each. There are a few others that are mentioned once.

WIth the airlines, UA is in the running with 9 possible grants, DL and G4 with 5 each, AA with 3, and F9 and Silver Air with 2 each among the airlines with more than 1 possible grant.

I think that this is correct for the most part.... any corrections/comment/etc welcome.

And now, what $$$$ will be used by who and where remains the question?????

 



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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:27 am

Really impressed to see FOE get the grant. Good luck to them and we'll see if UA bites the grant. AA has done very well in seizing a sizable population of Topekans to fly out of MHK. We'll see if it affects our loads here at all.
 
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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:00 pm

Quoting mariner (Reply 8):
There are a couple I'd maybe like to see - Frontier PHF-BOS perhaps - but I don't think it'll happen.

Per the below news story, the airports spokesperson makes mention of JetBlue.

http://articles.dailypress.com/2012-...-airport-air-service-grant-program

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
So what's going to happen to SRQ?

Airport chief says

Piccolo hopes to attract United Airlines which would create a western travel route.

http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/new...ta-bradenton-international-airport
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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:28 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 13):
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
So what's going to happen to SRQ?

Airport chief says

Piccolo hopes to attract United Airlines which would create a western travel route.

http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/new...rport

UA is starting ORD soon from SRQ, filling the gap left by the cancellation of FL MDW-SRQ. Maybe we could see DEN or IAH added as well?
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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:44 pm

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 14):
UA is starting ORD soon from SRQ, filling the gap left by the cancellation of FL MDW-SRQ. Maybe we could see DEN or IAH added as well?

Well if ORD is successful I see both happening as well.
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RE: 2012 S.C.A.S.D Awards Announced

Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:37 pm

IAH-SRQ would be an old CO route, so with the government cheese in hand, I could see the return be much more likely.
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